Hy-Vee building new gas station

By ANDREW MCGINN
a.mcginn@beeherald.com

For three years, shoppers at the Jefferson Hy-Vee have been diligently collecting points on their Hy-Vee Fuel Saver cards.

Soon, those points could be redeemed at an actual Hy-Vee gas station.

Work began Monday on a Hy-Vee gas station at Washington and Vine streets, within sight of the $9 million Hy-Vee supermarket that opened in 2015 at 106 W. Washington St.

Store director Lori Subbert could provide few other details, other than she had heard rumblings of new gas station openings.

“We were just fortunate to be one of them,” she said.

The gas station in Jefferson will be a smaller convenience store, marking a new concept for West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee, according to Subbert, who has been director of the local store since its opening.

Even after the station opens, Subbert said, Hy-Vee Fuel Saver points will still be able to be redeemed elsewhere in town, including Casey’s and the Shell station.

Plans given in June to the city of Jefferson called for a 1,200-square-foot kiosk convenience store with six fueling pumps and a canopy.

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